A week in security (February 17 – 23)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we highlighted the benefits and concerns of identity-as-a-service (IDaaS), an identity management scheme deployed from the cloud; reported on scammers and squatters taking advantage of Rudy Giuliani’s Twitter typos; and gave a high-level overview of RobbinHood, the latest ransomware baddie to specifically target organizations.

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Hundreds of Israeli soldiers’ mobile phones were compromised after Hamas cyber militants catfished them into downloading malware. (Source: Forbes)LokiBot was found impersonating Epic Games’ client installer. (Source: Trend Micro Security Intelligence Blog)Almost half of Internet-connected medical devices suffer from the BlueKeep vulnerability. (Source: ZDNet)Voatz, a voting app, was found to be insecure and vulnerable to hacking, according to MIT researchers. (Source: MeriTalk)Unsigned peripheral firmware in Wi-Fi adapters, USB hubs, track pads, and cameras put Windows and Linux systems at risk of attack, according to researchers from Eclypsium. (Source: Bleeping Computer)Researchers from Cisco and Jamila Kaya have found hundreds of fraudulent Chrome extension apps that were only designed to capture user information. (Source: Inc.com)Evolutionary ransomware was seen targeting a pipeline operator. Experts signal this as potential change in the way ransomware will behave in the future. (Source: Fifth Domain)A popular video gaming channel on YouTube got hacked by crypto scammers to collect Bitcoin from its 1.8 million subscribers. (Source: HackRead)Speaking of crypto, scammers are at it again on Twitter—with some compromising legitimate accounts while others are inserting themselves into conversations before dropping the fake giveaway. (Source: Tenable Security Blog)A politician in India was found using deepfakes technology to reach different linguistic voter bases during their current election campaign. Videos of this politician went viral on WhatsApp. (Source: Vice)Stay safe, everyone!
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